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Nov 2, 2009 6:30pm EST
! >> couric: steve hartman risks his hering in tonight's "assignment america". >> you may want to hold your ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's the kind of news we've waited a long time to hear. two industries hit hard by the recession are finally showing signs of rebounding. today the government reported construction spending rose by .8% in september, powered by the largest jump in home building in more than six years. and ford has made a u-turn, announcing today that it earned a third quarter profit of nearly a billion dollars. national correspondent dean reynolds reports on a rare occurrence of late: a detroit success story. >> reporter: it's been 51 months since ford last made money selling cars in this country, so today's numbers were reason for company executives to crow a little. >> consumers are really seeing the value in our products and we're seeing that in our revenue. >> reporter: ford, which avoided the bankruptcy that befell chrysler and g.m. gained market share and made money around the gl
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
chrysler and g.m. gained market share and made money around the globe. $357 million in north america, $247 million in south america, $193 million in europe, and $27 million in asia. all in all, nearly a billion in priceless black ink, compared to a $161 million loss in the third quarter of last year. >> there's no question that the improvements in quality, the improvements in the product are what is turning ford around right now. >> reporter: ford's worldwide third quarter results were helped by the government's cash for clunkers program during which ford's focus and escape models were among the top sellers. but ford still has big problems. labor problems. it reached its relative prosperity through, among other things, a rigorous restructuring. corporate speak for slashing 53 jobs and closing-- 53,000 jobs and closing 13 plants since 2006. a new contract with ford, approved by the u.a.w. leadership but including a six-year no strike clause was rejected today by more than 70% of the rank and file. gary walkowicz led the effort to reject it and his locals sure did, by 93%. >> i think people
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 6:30pm EST
about his opposition to america's wars and what could have motivated them to attack his fellow soldiers. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's an army psychiatrist deeply opposed to america's wars and now accused of committing one of the worst attacks ever at a military base on u.s. soil. tonight, we're learning more about major nidal mailk hasan who authorities say opened fire on fellow soldiers at fort hood in killeen, texas, yesterday. this was a day of mourning at the base where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in the massacre at a soldier readiness center. some were about to deploy overseas, others had just returned home. authorities now say 34 people were wounded, including hasan, who was initially counted among the dead. he's in critical but stable condition and has been moved to the brook army medical center in san antonio. thisa day of mourning at fort hd which has seen many of its soldiers head off to war never expecting to be attacked on their own base. our team of correspondents is coveri
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 7:00pm EST
into now? >> good lord! you are kidding me! >> couric: wait until you see tonight's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. snipe and good evening, everyone. we're beginning with a story that will affect millions of american women. government health experts made a major change today in the guidelines for breast cancer screening. with nearly 200,000 women in this country expected to be diagnosed this year and more than 40,000 expected to die from it, early detection has long been emphasized as a way to save lives. and over a recent two-year period, 64% of women in their 40s got a mammogram. 40 has been the age women were told to start getting screened, but now the experts say most women should wait until they're 50. dr. jennifer ashton is with us tonight. jennifer, that is major shift in what we've been told for years. >> reporter: that's right, katie. these new guidelines challenge long-standing guidelines for detecting breast cancer. they come from a respected panel of government medical expert which is regularly makes recomme
CBS
Nov 30, 2009 6:30pm EST
, anthony, america's largest banks are raising the cost now of paying with plastic? >> reporter: they have been for quite a while, katie. bank of america sent out this notice to 40 million credit card customers today. to put into plain english, the rates and fees they can expect. the bank and its competitors have been raising interest rates in recent months with some bow rohrers now paying well over 20%. your credit card company may be about to send you a holiday greeting. the cost of using your credit card is going up. half of all lenders plan to raise interest rates and reduce credit limits on their most qualified borrowers, according to a resent survey by the federal reserve. >> it's a crime. it's crazy. total crime. >> reporter: sandy knight of dallas just received a letter from citibank increasing the interest rate on her card to 29.99%. she tried to fight it, but citibank wouldn't budge. >> so i said, well, i really hope you can sleep at night. >> reporter: the reign of terror continues. they're doing what they do because they can. >> reporter: adam levin of credit.com says the banks
CBS
Nov 23, 2009 7:00pm EST
you to do this?" steve hartman's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with a story sure to affect millions of american families: the biggest recall of baby cribs in u.s. history. more than two million cribs with drop-downsides made by the kay canadian company stork craft. the consumer product safety commission says the defect in these cribs is linked to four deaths and over the past decade this type of crib has been blamed for dozens of deaths. our the "early show" consumer reporter susan koeppen has details. >> reporter: michelle it witte thought her son tyler was safely tucked into his crib but when she went back to check on him... >> i immediately fell to my knees and started screaming. >> reporter: the crib she considered to be tyler's safe haven had turned out to be a death trap. he has been sleeping in a crib with the drop-down side. somehow his head got stuck in a gap between the side rail and head board. >> to see the horrific sight of him strangled between
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 6:30pm EST
investigation. why so many rapists in this country are getting away with the crime. and "assignment america." they're ready to start their life together-- 50 years after a lie kept them apart. >> like the time had not past. it was amazing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he was initially counted among the dead in the massacre at fort hood, but today hospital officials said the army psychiatrist accused of killing 12 soldiers and a civilian is now well enough to sit up and talk. and investigators have a lot of questions for major nidal malik hasan. sources say the f.b.i. has now identified internet communications that link him to a radical islamic cleric with ties to al qaeda. we have two reports tonight, beginning with on orr in washington. >> reporter: the contacts began last weekend with hasan reaching out to imam anwar al-awlaki back. and the two traded messages into the spring of this year. sources say intelligence agencies collected the messages as part of a separate case and attached no significance to th
CBS
Nov 5, 2009 7:00pm EST
as america fights two wars. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. it is the last place you'd expect american soldiers to come under attack-- their own military base-- but that's what happened today at fort hood in kileen, texas, midway between austin and waco. it is america's largest military base. today, according to the army, an officer opened fire inside a soldier readiness center, a facility where military personnel are prosed before and after they're deployed. 12 people were killed, 31 others wounded. the gunman is among the dead. he is identified tonight as army major nadal malik hasan, a licensed psychiatrist and drug and rehab specialist from bethesda, maryland, who recently received a poor performance evaluation. a spokesman for texas matter kay bailey hutchinson says husan was also upset about an upcoming dedeployment to iraq. two other sus
CBS
Nov 19, 2009 6:30pm EST
as america's system to keep them moving fell apart. >> this is all the result of the f.a.a. melted down. >> reporter: for four hours this morning, the f.a.a.'s computer flight plan system, called naden failed. nadin proses and organizes plans for thousands of flights in the air at any given time, their flight numbers, destinations, and altitudes. but a computer glitch ruined the morning. controllers had to enter the information manually and were overwhelmed. >> it's very, very disruptive to the system. it's the only way to keep the airplanes moving. and it's a pretty big scram blel. >> reporter: this was the third major meltdown of the system in the last three years. today, it was difficult. next week, the start of the busy holiday travel season, would have been worse. >> we really are going to test our system again and if we're not ready, we're going to see this sort of thing on a regular basis. >> reporter: since nadin failed last year, the f.a.a. has upgraded it. but after today's failure, apparently still not enough. >> i've gone ahead and rebooked. >> reporter: chime and his wife r
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
-up in pursuing the aattackers. 89,000 rapes were reported in america last year-- a frightening number, made worse by the fact that additionally, an estimated 75,000 went unreported. only 25% of reported rapes results in arrests. just as troubling is what's been happening to those victims who do come forward to report the crime. tonight, chief investigative correspondent armen keteyian has this exclusive report. >> reporter: valley newman says she never expected her 21st birthday to end in rape. >> he stuck his hands down the sweat pants and was touching me and up like my shirt as well and so i kept telling him no. >> reporter: it started at this bowling alley inner langer, kentucky. a man she just met-- a friend of a friend buying her drink after drink. later that night, she threw up and passed out. then, valley says, it happened. >> when i woke up the next morning, my panties and the sweat pants were down around my ankles and my bra was undone. >> reporter: valerie said she realized she was raped. reporting it the next day, a classic charge of acquaintance rape. nearly three years later, still n
CBS
Nov 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
. >> smith: armen keteyian, thank you. this, of course, is black friday the day when america's retailers hope to turn a year's worth of red ink into the color of profits. an estimated 134 million americans will hit the stores by sunday and don teague reports shoppers need to take note: retailers insist the prices you see that weekend may be the best you'll see that holiday season. >> reporter: the nation's retailers have spent months getting ready for today. >> if you're in retail today, there are some butterflies. i think there is some caution. it's been a very difficult year. >> reporter: american consumers seem ready, too. >> i love to shop but i'm definitely going for the sales and the bargains and trying to down scale a little bit more. >> reporter: with the still sluggish economy and double digit unemployment, retailers and consumers appear to be playing a game of retail chess, with stores saying they're offering their best deals early and consumers cautiously buying. >> i was laid off from work, so we're going to have a small, short christmas this year. >> everyone's a little bit more
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
, the secret is swanson, 100% natural chicken broth. >> smith: all over america these days, it seems big brother is watching. go into a store or an elevator, and you're almost certain to be on camera. in one small city in southern pennsylvania, they have taken surveillance to a whole new level. but are the streets any safer? daniel sieberg has tonight's "eye on crime." >> reporter: despite its tranquil dutch country image, lancaster has a crime problem. among cities its size, lancastered that ninth-highest rate of violent crime in 2008. so the city took a dramatic step. more than 160 cameras keep constant vigil on just four square miles, more cameras than in major cities like boston or san francisco. >> somebody's monitoring the camera and they see some suspicious activity, we're notified immediately through 911. >> reporter: here's how it works. a handful of paid workers monitor the cameras 24/7. they can zoom and scan with a joy stick. suspicious activity is reported to 911. a live video feed can go right to police dispatch. cameras have captured crimes like this illegal gun sale. d.u.
CBS
Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
's on the verge of closing. "we've already finish christmas items for america," he says. "i only have a third of my workers left, just waiting to make things for easter and valentine's day." it's the same all over china. u.s. shoppers used to be the chinese economy's salvation. now after years of double-digit growth, exports to america dropped almost 17% compared to the first nine months of 2008, a $32 billion difference. even factories with soiled order sheets are affected. phillip cheng makes half of world's sports helmets. he's been forced to invest more to keep the company running. "lots of our suppliers have closed," he explains. "we have to hire more workers and get more materials to cover for them." and how will these changes impact american christmas shop therz season? if china is any indication, the malls won't stock more than the basics stins store byers are only ordering the bare minimum. >> the quantities that we saw a year ago or two years ago or three years ago are not there. i would guess they're half. >> reporter: so chinese factories continue to adapt or close down while they
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 7:00pm EST
to america but rather they are universal rights. >> reporter: president hu stood expressionless as mr. obama spoke. critics say the president is soft pedaling human rights, fearful of angering the nation that has become america's banker. >> our relationship going forward will not be without disagreement or difficulty. >> reporter: and it won't get any easier when the president returns home thursday. a new cbs news poll shows the president's ratings are down on a range of issues. on afghanistan as he nears a decision on how many more troops to send, only 38%-- the lowest yet-- approve of his handling of the war. just 23% say the war is going well, also a new low, down from 35% in september. on the economy, more bad news. only 49% approve of his handling down from 57% in june. and while the white house insists about a million jobs have been created by the stimulus package, americans simply don't believe it. a mere 7% say the stimulus has already created jobs. 46% say jobs will be created eventually. 42% say it will never create jobs. before heading home, the president has one more stop: south
CBS
Nov 25, 2009 7:00pm EST
accelerator pedals in four million toyotas and lexuses, including the camry-- america's top-selling car, 436,000 sold in 2008-- and the prius, the best-selling hybrid. the trouble is, in toyota vehicles like this 2009 tacoma pickup truck, the gas pedal can get tangled up in the floor mat, causing the vehicle to speed up even if the driver pumps the brakes. it's not enough to stop. five deaths have been blamed on this unintended acceleration and the recall was prompted by a crash outside san diego last summer that killed four family members. >> our accelerator is stuck! >> reporter: the family's horrifying last moments captured in this 911 call. the redesigned pedals will be ready for installation beginning next april. in the meantime, toyota will recall the cars and shorten the accelerator three quarters of an inch, perhaps as early as january so the mat can slide under it without trapping it. >> simply put, toyota's engineers weren't up to the job on this one. >> reporter: while toyota says it's very, very confident the problem's been addressed, safety expert clarence dit low says toyota st
CBS
Nov 10, 2009 6:30pm EST
of the toughest and most important duties any president faces: comforting the families of america's fallen heroes and the nation that grieves along with them. that's what president obama did today at fort hood where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in cold blood, allegedly by another soldier. some 15,000 mourners gathered at this country's largest military base for a memorial service. before it began, the president and mrs. obama met privately with the families of those who died and with some of the 29 wounded. following the service, the obamas visited some of those still in the hospital. national correspondent dean reynolds is at fort hood with more about this day of remembrance. >> reporter: their helmets and boots are are what they left. soldiers slain on american soil, volunteers turned victims. >> as we wrap our arms around the families of our fallen comrades, i would say to you all grieve with us, don't grieve for us. those who have fallen did so in the service of their country. >> reporter: and yet, while military families steel themselves for the worst, no one was prepared for wha
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
backed by iran's government shouted "death to america." but nearby police attacked anti-government protestors who had their own chant: death to dictators. and in milan, italy, a judge convicted 23 americans today in the alleged c.i.a. kidnapping of a muslim cleric from that city in 2003. the case involved what's called rendition. the cleric was taken to egypt where he says he was tortured. the americans were not there for the trial, but if they ever return to italy, they could face five to eight years in prison. up next, the impact of yesterday's elections. since we were two. we've always been alike. we even both have osteoporosis. but we're active. especially when we vacation. so when i heard about reclast, the only once-a-year iv osteoporosis treatment, i called joni. my doctor said reclast helps restrengthen our bones to help make them resistant to fracture for twelve whole months. and reclast is approved to help protect from fracture in more places: hip, spine, even other bones. (announcer) you should never take reclast if you're on zometa, have low blood calcium, ki
CBS
Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
to breatheright.com to try new breathe right extra. >> couric: finally tonight, he's one of america's most recognizable living sports legends, now kareem abdul jabbar is battling an opponent tougher than any he ever faced on the basketball court-- a rare form of leukemia. he spoke today with our jeff greenfield. >> kareem with the hook. >> reporter: when you've spent your life as one of the best basketball players who ever lived, winning championships in high school, in college, and in the pros... >> oh, my god! >> reporter: scoring more points than anyone else, immortalized in sports history and on film... >> i know you! you're kareem abdul jabbar! >> reporter: you don't expect to come suddenly face to face with your mortality. >> i started having hot flashes and sweats and i wasn't a candidate for menopause, you know? so trying to figure out what that was all about. >> reporter: in the middle of a busy life, best-selling author, special coach for the l.a. lakers, parent, abdul-jabbar learned last december he had a rare form of cancer. >> what siff p.h. positive chronic myeloid leukemia.
CBS
Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
in north america and britain alone. $310 million in sales. the game is meant for adults, players shoot their way through graphic, sometimes jarring war scenes. has this ever happened to you? you make a small purchase with your debit card and accidentally overdraw your account. the purchase goes through but the bank hits you with a big overdraft fee. today the government announced a new rule. starting next july, banks won't be able to give you overdraft protection unless you authorize it. coming up next, h1n1 flu shots without the hassle and the lines. how do the british do it? (announcer) aricept is well tolerated but not for everyone. people at risk for stomach ulcers or who take certain other medicines should tell their doctors because serious stomach problems such as bleeding, may get worse. some people may experience fainting. some people may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bruising, or not sleep well. some people may have muscle cramps or loss of appetite or may feel tired. in studies these were usually mild and temporary. (woman) if it helps mom be more like herself longer, that
CBS
Nov 18, 2009 7:00pm EST
driving laws in america. nationwide, d.w.i. killed nearly 12,000 people last year, that's one fatality every 45 minutes. national correspondent jeff glor tells us the new york crackdown comes after a pair of horrifying crashes in which children were killed by drunk drivers. >> reporter: the bill is named after leandra rosado, an 11-year-old new york city girl killed in a tragic crash last month after a friend's mother allegedly drove drunk. lenny rosado lost his only child. >> one of my daughter's favorite holidays was christmas. and i know that they... i know that day i'm going to miss her a lot. >> reporter: land leandra's law gives new york one of the toughest drunk driving punishment in the country. now an automatic felony to drive drunk with a child under 16 in the car, punishable by four years in prison, even for first-time offenders. >> this sends the message that drunk driving is not tolerated in new york. >> reporter: while men make up the vast majority of drunk driving cases, a recent report shows the number of women arrested for dwooi is up 29% over the last ten years. and s
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 7:00pm EST
be america's best exit strategy: building a strong afghan national army that would be the key to bringing security and stability to the country. >> ( translated ): i know to have a country you need an army. i'm here to make afghanistan. >> reporter: making afghanistan will require a fighting force that can protect its people, take over from coalition forces and rid the country of widespread corruption. >> it's critical for us to ever leave here that we have a sustainable afghan national army. >> reporter: general stanley mcchrystal's plan calls for an increase in afghan troops from the current level of 90,000 to 134,000 next year. mcchrystal's ultimate aim is to have a force of 240,000. it's a recommendation that president obama is still considering. basic training here lasts eight weeks and at this facility alone over 40,000 soldiers can graduate a year. but the challenge isn't the training, it's finding the soldiers in the first place. some would be recruits are hedging their bets on who will be here in the long term: the afghan security forces or the taliban. for others, their tribe or
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 6:30pm EST
: the president goes where no commander-in-chief has gone before to honor america's heroes. and at fort hood, the scene of tragedy last week, scenes of joy as soldiers from iraq come home. i'm katie couric. also tonight, he left an extensive electronic paper trail. investigators follow the writings of fort hood shooting suspect major nidal malik hasan. and can a donation by legislation? >> trying to match up legislation like that is erroneous. you shouldn't do that, sharyl? >> reporter: we'll follow the congressman and the money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for the first time as problem led the nation in observing veterans day, honoring the men and women who have risked their lives and, in many cases, given their lives for their country. and there was another first today, not just for this president but any president. after placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery-- as so many of his predecessors have done-- the president went where no commander-in-chief had laid foot befor
CBS
Nov 20, 2009 6:30pm EST
. help renew america at usaservice.org hallucinating about hanging himself. he was a manager for france telecom and had just been told he failed to achieve corporate goals, a common enough experience in the working world but nouclerq claims in the case of this giant company, undermining employees is a deliberate management strategy, one that has led to suicide. >> i knew that what i will do won't be successful. >> reporter: so you were basically being set up to fail? >> yeah, yup, sure. sure. >> reporter: three years ago, france telecom began a massive reorganization, cutting one-fifth of the workforce. since then, employees have been going to a lot of funerals with 26 suicides in the last 18 months, a suicide rate slightly higher than that of france overall, and far higher than in the united states. most often, work isn't the reason for suicides, but in these cases, many of those who have committed suicide or who have attempted suicide at france telecom have directly blamed the company and management for creating working conditions that made their lives intolerable. the suicides and do
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